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Antonio Meccariello Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by goodlensboy, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Distinguished Member

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    Has anyone taken delivery of any Antonio made to measure hand welted Argentum shows lately? Looking for more shoe pr0n.
     


  2. bamboo

    bamboo Senior Member

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    How much cost difference would there be in terms of USD between GYW and HW?
    Let's say the difference is in only welt attachment and related areas only. Looks to me that the machine does it so fast and how many more shoes can it handle compared to a reasonably trained craftsman doing proper job? We know a rough number from Antonio but his scale of production is small compared to big English guys. I am curious because I thought in a way, GYW was a blessing to most of the people enabling them wear welted shoes at lower cost.
     


  3. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    All that is more subject to marketing and public relations than some real cost-of-production-versus-profit ratio. In terms of labour, years invested, focus, even persistence of vision, most GYW shoes should be a fraction (at least half) what they currently command...and most HW shoes should be about where they are--the bespoke maker is just trying to stay alive and feed his family through to the next pair on order. The manufacturer is trying to squeeze the most profit he can from the least expensive raw material he can reasonably get away with given his target audience.
     


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